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Wentworth Miller and other pivotal coming out moments

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Former “Prison Break” star Wentworth Miller made major headlines yesterday when he revealed that he’s gay in a letter declining to appear at the St. Petersburg International Film Festival in Russia, where anti-gay laws and oppression have resulted arrests and attacks against several of the nation’s LGBT citizens.

“Thank you for your kind invitation. As someone who has enjoyed visiting Russia in the past and can also claim a degree of Russian ancestry, it would make me happy to say yes.However, as a gay man, I must decline,” wrote Miller in a letter posted by GLAAD.

Miller’s letter has been applauded for both his bravery in coming out as gay and for his heartfelt protest of Russia as many international celebrities and political figures voice their outrage over Russia’s growing homophobic climate.

But Miller’s not alone in garnering world attention by coming out. Check out some other pivotal coming out moments after the cut. –nicholas robinson

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